So what’s going on with David Lowery’s The Green Knight? Uhhh, your guess is as good as mine. The A24 release, which stars Dev Patel in a new take on the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain, was an unfortunate victim of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the original May release pulled, and no new date in sight, A24 has gone in a different route to keep the film in our thoughts: a tabletop RPG game.
In the new trailer for Green Knight, we see the unveiling of The Green Knight: A Fantasy Role-Playing Game. Clearly inspired by Dungeons & Dragons, it looks like the perfect way to lure in some of the nerds I know who are seriously into the Knights of the Round Table.
Here’s a description: “From the hallowed halls of Camelot to the mysterious wilds of the fabled Green Chapel, embark on a mythical journey across Arthurian lands in search of the Green Knight. Prepare to face highwaymen, ghostly damsels, mystical creatures and more. Your quest begins with the Game Master’s Guide, Map of the Realm, 5 Character Sheets, and a 20-sided die. With Honor at stake, will you rise to meet the challenge?”
A24 doesn’t throw around blockbuster dollars, so they’re always finding unique ways to promote their films. Considering the success of Midsommar, Uncut Gems, and The Witch, all of which had some nifty promo campaigns (Bear in a Cage!!!), here’s hoping the Markting dept. gurus are getting a raise.